Rev. Thomas Nelson BSc BD
Our minister, the Rev. Tom Nelson, was inducted to Netherlee on 5 June 2002.
Born and brought up on Gartloch Farm, Tom studied at Garthamlock Secondary School, then at the University of Strathclyde, graduating BSc. in Civil Engineering in 1975. After working with a private consultant Civil Engineering firm in Glasgow, he joined British Rail, where he became a Chartered Civil Engineer. Tom had been a member of St. George’s Tron Church, and was actively involved in the Tom Allan Centre. He was ordained as a Church of Scotland elder in 1980 at St. John’s Church in Largs, where he and his wife Catherine lived with their three children, Carolyn, Mairi and James.
Tom was called to the ministry in 1988, and, after two years studying at the University of Glasgow, and one year at Columbia Theological Seminary in the USA, he graduated Bachelor of Divinity and became Probationary Assistant at Dalry Trinity Church.
In 1992, Tom was called to St. Ninian’s Parish Church, Stonehouse, where he encouraged all age groups to find faith - with a particular emphasis on integrating young people into the church community. Tom was part time chaplain to Longriggend Remand Prison, and was chaplain to the Girls’ Brigade in Scotland. He was moderator of the Presbytery of Glasgow 2008/2009.
Link: Netherlee Church's Former Ministers